Doctor Who: Series 5, Episode 1 - The Eleventh Hour

Published April 5, 2010

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It was good!

I can’t quite describe the relief.

I think, really, I knew it would be. How could it be anything less than brilliant with Steven Moffat at the helm?

Doctor Who series 5 episode 1

So a few thoughts:

The Doctor. He did everything right. From his very first words about apples, to his confident showdown with the alien eye thing at the end. I’m still not impressed with the clothes, but they do suit the character, and seeing that he grabbed them from a hospital at least explains the mismatch.

I’m hoping that the jumpy nature of the Doctor doesn’t disappear too much. I know in this episode he was still “cooking” and probably in quite a lot of discomfort. I would wish for less head slapping, though. He’s got the quips, and the character is fun, and it’s fabulous. Just what the Doctor should be.

I looked back at some photos of David Tennant and it pains me to say it, but already it seems old.

Amy. I didn’t like the fact that she wasn’t Scottish when the Doctor came back. Was this some kind of Clark Kent way of fooling him into thinking she was someone else? I don’t believe that the Doctor could return and find a red haired girl in the exact spot he left a red haired girl and not tie the two together. Particularly as they looked like the same person!

I wasn’t 100% convinced by Amy, but I think the first episode for a companion is always tricky. It’s much better once they’ve learned where they fit in with the Doctor, and are comfortable with the time-travelling alien stuff.

Also, she has really nice eyes.

We live commented the episode over on Sidepodcast (it’s an F1 site, really, honest), and Lukeh has written some much better thoughts on his blog.

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